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Young women don’t have enough opportunities to shape our shared future – a future powered and defined by technology. Before women even reach university to study software engineering or enter the workforce, there are already systematic barriers that hamper their inclusion and success.
This doesn’t sound right to us. But, given our position in the education technology industry, we want to do something about it!
Our Women in STEM: Software Engineering Internship is designed to break down some of the barriers that stop young women, non-binary and female-identifying people from entering software engineering at university. In 2021, Stile introduced its inaugural internship program, offering two full-time, paid internships in hopes of starting the conversation and breaking down these barriers.
Our objective is to start paving another path for young women, non-binary, and female-identifying people into a STEM career. This internship will teach them how to code and design apps, while they gain experience working at a company.
Driven by our Engineering team, People & Culture team, and executive leaders, we’ve had much success this year and will continue the program for 2022 and beyond. With the continued support of schools, our aim is that we have a wider impact in creating more pathways for young women to join the STEM industry.